Coming off the program’s first season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Purdue Northwest men’s soccer coach Ryan Hayes recently announced the addition of 13 incoming student-athletes as part of his 2018 recruiting class. The class consists of three college transfers and 10 incoming freshmen. The signees are listed below in alphabetical order, including a quote by Hayes on each.
After sending three student-athletes to the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships back in March, the Calumet College of St. Joseph squad will send two more to represent their ranks. This time however, it will be in a much more pleasant climate. Both Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) and Demetrius Banks (JR/Hazelcrest, Ill.) will set sail for Gulf Shores, Ala. early tomorrow morning to start preparations for their individual events at the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships taking place this Thursday through Saturday.
On Thursday afternoon, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) welcomed a new member to their team: Boomer Roberts, head coach of the PNW Men’s Basketball Team. With a life mission based on family values and living a meaningful life, Roberts is a promising leader who hopes to have an incredible impact at the university.
School is almost out in the region. It’s that wonderful time of year where you can forget about homework and work as you begin to plan some much needed rest and relaxation. Beaches, theme parks and hotels all see an influx of individuals and families looking to get away from anything that even remotely resembles school or work.
Carrying a six game losing streak into this afternoon, and with playoff hopes still up in the air, the Calumet College of St. Joseph softball team had just one goal: win for the seniors. The Crimson Wave said goodbye to their seven seniors on a chilly Northwest Indiana afternoon, playing their last two games of the regular season against Indiana Tech.
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Purdue Northwest Director of Athletics Rick Costello announced the hiring of Brian “Boomer” Roberts as the university’s new men’s basketball head coach Monday evening. Roberts joins the Pride after a nearly four-year stint at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill., where he compiled an 84-48 overall record (.640 win percentage) over four seasons. Roberts engineered the largest three-year turnaround at any level of college basketball from 2014 to 2017 bringing the Trojans from five wins in a season to 30.
Freshman Kyle Freel (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) was named the 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Freshman Pitcher of the Year and sophomore catcher Hunter Thorn (Portage, Ind./Portage) and freshman pitcher Chad Patrick (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) both earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team recognition on the 2018 All-GLIAC Baseball Team when the postseason awards were announced Wednesday evening by the conference office.
While the 2018 season didn't end the way the Calumet College of St. Joseph softball team wanted it to, it's not all bad news. The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced their regular season award winners on Thursday evening, with outgoing seniors Joanna Drew (SR/Warrenville, Ill.) and Geena Locicero (SR/Chicago Heights, Ill.) both making second team all-conference.
The senior has done it again. Just weeks after participating in the 2018 NAIA Track and Field National Championships, Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) punched her ticket to the same meet, but will head to the sunny shores of Louisiana instead of the windy plains of Kansas. Askew aside, the Calumet College of St. Joseph track and field teams both performed well at the Crusader Open, breaking school records a mere 30-minute drive from the Whiting campus.
The Purdue Northwest baseball team hosts Davenport for a four-game series this weekend at Dowling Park for the final series of the year before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Baseball Tournament starts next week.